Dental Implants - Sidney OH
Millions of Americans lose teeth due to decay, gum disease, bone loss, or trauma. For years the only replacements available were dentures and dental bridges. Due to advancements in technology we now have dental implants. Dental implants provide a much stronger foundation for replacement teeth than dentures alone and bridges. Replacement teeth (or a dental crown and even implant retained dentures) are made to look and function like your real teeth.
Advantages of receiving dental implants include improved appearance, improved speech, improved comfort, easier eating and chewing, improved self-esteem and self confidence, improved oral health and overall health, and durability. Dental implants are extremely successful with a 95% success rate.
Anyone who has lost teeth may be a candidate to receive dental implants. If you are healthy enough to undergo other oral surgeries you can be considered for dental implants. Those who may be at risk to receive dental implants include heavy smokers, people who suffer from diseases like diabetes or heart disease, or patients undergoing radiation treatment simply because their current condition would prevent a successful outcome.
Dr. Van Treese offers a procedure called mini dental implants. Mini dental implants give more patients the option of accessing dental implant technology by making it more affordable than full mouth implants. Mini dental implants are also called implant retained dentures.
This procedure may be right for you if you are experiencing any of the following:
- You are using too much adhesive with your dentures to keep them in place.
- Your dentures are slipping when you are speaking.
- You can no longer chew like you used to.
- You are embarrassed by your loose dentures.
- You have lost the confidence to smile.
- You are seeking a less costly option than full mouth implants.
This implant retained denture procedure is a combination of implants and dentures. It allows you to enjoy secure eating comfort and gives you the self confidence to smile again. Just one short procedure can provide you with stable dentures with no surgical sutures or month of healing like full mouth dental implants.
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the procedure please contact our dental office in Sidney, Ohio.